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Tq23
11-02-2009, 10:27 PM
A local American Legion has asked for my help in lighting an evergreen tree for the holidays to show their support for the troops. The tree is about 20 ft tall and 55 ft around at the base of the tree. I am asking for opinions on how you would light this tree. My crew has gotten pretty good at lighting trees, but we have never done an evergreen tree, so I am a little unsure on the type and quantity of lights to use. There is only 1 outlet near the tree that i have access to.

Thanks

Tom

addictedtolandscaping
11-03-2009, 05:23 AM
Is it a dedicated source?? If you really want to make it jump, I would say LED is probably your best option as you can really fill it up.

I just had to figure out several of them, I basically walked the base of the tree with the measuring wheel, then estimated the height, subtracted approximately 5 feet in distance around the tree for every 5 feet gained in elevation, the figured out the linear feet.

Good Luck.